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Katy ISD Stays Closed -- Because Of A Lack Of Gas

Teachers in Katy ISD are being told that initial plans to open school tomorrow have been changed and classes won't begin until at least Monday.

Not necessarily because of power issues, although the district's home page says three schools remain without power.

The bigger problem, teachers are being told, is that there is not enough gas for school buses.

Extracurricular activities involving buses are being canceled until further notice for the same reason.

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It seems the gas problem could be one that will affect lots of districts; something to keep an eye on in the coming days.

Houston ISD's Norm Uhl says officials are still dealing more with a lack of power than a lack of gas:

We have sufficient gas and diesel at this time. We are closed for the rest of the week. We will issue an update on Friday. Athletic events and extracurricular activities are canceled through this weekend. Our main issue is power. We had 31 campuses out of 293 with power yesterday. Today the number is 75.

-- Richard Connelly

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